On May 31, CIDS organised a conference entitled Harmonisation of Procurement Regulation with the EU Directive 2009/81/EU in the Defence and Related Sectors: Establishment of Good Practices. The event, taking place in Podgorica, is part of our Building Integrity project in the Montenegrin security and defence sector.
The purpose of the conference was to discuss legal regulations and the level of harmonisation with EU standards in the area of public procurement. The participants, consisting of regional experts on the topic, NATO advisors as well as CIDS´ staff, elaborated on the issue of procurement in the defence sector, and presented advise on how to strengthen the integrity framework within this particular area.
CIDS´s director Per Christensen opened the seminar and presented relevant experiences from the Norwegian defence sector. Other speakers were Mrs. Nadja Milanova, representative of the NATO BI Program, Mrs. Sanela Djozgic, Chief of Minister of Defence Cabinet, and Mrs. Biljana Dulovic, Head of Biro for Human Resources and Legal Affairs of the Ministry of Interior. There were also valuable contributions from the Croatian and BiH´s Ministry of Defence. The expert contribution, led by CIDS´s legal expert Ms Anela Duman, was crucial for the successful execution of the seminar.
The event was attended by some twenty-eight participants from the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Interior, National Security Agency and Pubic Procurement Agency of Montenegro.